Tuesday, September 4, 2012

August Roundup: What I Wore, Read, and Bought


It’s September already, can you believe it? August was fun, but I’m ready for cooler weather and fall fashion. Before I move on though, here’s a roundup of what I wore, read, and bought last month.

What I wore: some of my favorite August outfits: 


Clockwise from large image: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

What I read (it doesn’t look like I did much else last month, does it?):

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: I read this for my book club and I really liked it. The story itself was a little disappointing, but the beautiful way it was written more than made up for it. I’m glad I read it.

Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich: last year I got hooked on this series (the “Stephanie Plum” books) and listened to them in my car on my commute to work. These are always fun, quick reads, and number 18 did not disappoint.

The Last Letter from Your Lover by JoJo Moyes: my friend Victoria recommended this book, and as usual she was right. In the 1960s in England, a married woman suffering from amnesia after a car accident discovers letters written to her from an unknown lover. Her life takes on new meaning as she tries to discover the identity of the letter-writer. Moyes tells their bittersweet tale along with the story of a journalist who discovers the letters many years later. I can’t say enough about this book, I loved it!

The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson: I read the first book of this trilogy in June, and finally picked up the other two last month. I enjoyed all three books, but these last two were my favorites because of their focus on the intriguing Lisbeth Salander. In the second book, she unknowingly gets caught up in an investigation of the sex-trafficking business in Sweden and winds up a murder suspect. In the finale, she is fighting for her life and her innocence, and surprisingly (to her) she has a team of supporters helping her every step of the way.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: This was my book club’s pick for September, and it took me all of two days to read. On the day of their 5th anniversary, Nick’s wife Amy turns up missing. Nick’s strange behavior and repeated lies make him look guilty as can be. But just when I thought I had it all figured out, Flynn throws in a major curve-ball of a plot twist that had me thinking “What the…?” This book was crazy, but it was a heck of a fun read! 

What I bought:
  • Target: Merona pencil skirt
  • Estate/garage sales: Schraeder Sport Petites red dress (I had high hopes of altering it but haven’t yet done it), Eddie Bauer stripe shirt
  • Clothes Mentor consignment shop: Gap boyfriend jeans, Loft striped sweater dress, J.Crew paisley button-up shirt

Favorite new (to me) blog: Henry Happened, a blog that combines style, DIY, and lifestyle elements in a fun to read, creative way. 
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